No Nonsense Catholic

Good information about the Catholic faith is more readily available today than ever before. Yet, there is still widespread confusion about Catholic belief and practice. Officially, it is the job of the Catholic bishops to clear up such confusion. But in the current reality, lay Catholics need to take it upon themselves to know, share, and defend their faith.

Every week Catholic author and speaker Matthew Arnold gives clear and simple witness to the Catholic Faith without obscuring, complicating, or watering down the exclusive claims of Christ and His Church.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I am the way and the truth and the life… and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 14.6; 8.32). And that is no nonsense.

08 Jul 24 – The Amazement of Jesus

Today’s Topics: 1)  Six key reasons why Jesus is the greatest teacher of all time 2) The Amazement of Jesus Mark 6.1-6 3) Ugly as Sin: The “art” of Fr. Rupnick 4)  Striving for Spiritual Excellence Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15 — 29.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Android | Pandora | […]

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01 Jul 24 – Perseverance in Faith: Trusting in God’s Timing

Today’s Topics: 1) Are the Luminous Mysteries “Traditional”? / New Divine Mercy Chapel https://www.churchpop.com/inside-nycs-divine-mercy-adoration-chapel-manhattans-first-ever-perpetual-eucharistic-adoration-chapel/ 2) Gospel for 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Mk 5.21-43 3) The Virtue of Persistence from The Imitation of Christ 4) Overview of the Luminous Mysteries Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15 — 29.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Android |

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24 Jun 24 – Lies, #*@% Lies, and Statistics

Today’s Topics: 1) More Than Two-Thirds of Catholics Believe the Eucharist is Truly Jesus? https://www.ncregister.com/cna/new-study-suggests-more-than-two-thirds-of-catholics-believe-the-eucharist-is-truly-jesus#:~:text=A%20new%20study%20has%20found,core%20tenet%20of%20the%20faith. 2) Not all the Psalms can be made their own by Christians https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/audiences/2024/documents/20240619-udienza-generale.html#:~:text=There%20are%20many%20Psalms%20that,make%20the%20Psalms%20our%20prayer. 3)  Divine Providence: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mark 4.35-41 4) Why did Jesus teach in Parables? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15

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17 Jun 24 – How to Embrace God’s Unique Plan for Your Life

Today’s Topics: 1)  The vital role moral virtue plays in evangelization 2) 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time: 2 Corinthians 5.6-10; Mark 4.26-34 3) God’s will for your life vs God’s plan for your life 4) The origin and meaning of the saying, “Speak the truth to power” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:15

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10 Jun 24 – The Shocking Resilience of Catholics

Today’s Topics: 1) Why anti-Catholics are surprised when we defend our faith 2) Gospel for the 10th Sunday in OT, Mark 3.20-35 3) Six Ways to sin against the Holy Spirit 4) Should Catholics come up for a blessing at Communion time? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:26 — 29.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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03 Jun 24 – The Real Presence and Holy Communion

Today’s Topics: 1) Why we no longer see the more extraordinary charisms that were evident in the early Church 2) The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ aka Corpus Christi, Mark 14.12-16 (New Catholic Bible) 3) The importance of 1 Corinthians 11.23-29 4) Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Podcast:

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20 May 24 – The Gifts of the Spirit – Unleash the Power Within

How can I know what is God’s will for my life? How can I understand what God wants from me? Why is it that I not only understand God but it seems like sometimes God doesn’t understand me? Well, the answer to all these questions can be found in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit,

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13 May 24 – The Ascension & Fatima

Besides addressing some of the lesser scandals surrounding the Catholic Church today, Bishop Strickland seeks, in this episode of The Bishop Strickland Hour, to catechize listeners on Christ’s Ascension. Bishop Strickland explains the Feast of the Ascension and shares his biblical exegesis. In the Celebration of the 107th anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima, Host

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06 May 24 – How to Get More Out of Mass

Why is the Mass Boring? How come Mass seems so long? Are you asking these questions? In this episode, you will learn that there is no other Mass outside of the Catholic Church. Matthew Arnold of No Nonsense Catholic dives deep into the reality and nature of the Catholic Mass. Matthew Arnold argues many Catholics

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29 Apr 24 – The “I AM” Statements of Jesus

Today’s Topics: 1)  The “I AM” Statements of Jesus; Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter (John 15.1-8) 2) More on Catholic Optimism; About the Ordination Class of 2024 https://spiritdaily.org/blog/news/and-the-average-priest-is 3) The Sign of Peace; Thoughts on Saint George; Is Christ Sacrificed Again at Mass? https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/257419/rite-of-peace-is-not-just-a-greeting-or-friendly-gesture-nun-explains 4) The Rise of the Catholic chatbot; Is the Congregation Essential to

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